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Ex-con saves 15-month-old baby

Ex-Con Saves 15-Month-Old Baby

While driving down a highway in Georgia, an auto repair worker noticed something odd on the side of the road -- a 15-month-old baby.

The 1-year-old, who was crawling along the side of the highway, was fortunate to have been found by good Samaritan Bryant Collins.

"And when I got out, it was a baby. Almost right here. Almost in the highway," Collins said. His reaction? "The same as yours would have been. 'What the hell is going on? A baby?"

Collins immediately stopped his car, called 911, and stayed with the child even after police arrived.

"Honestly, that's almost a miracle -- that a 15-month-old can go that far from her house, into the woods, fall down and embankment, wind up near a major highway, and really not get hurt that bad," the sheriff told WXIA.

According to the station, the child's father was arrested after he showed up to the scene and began scuffling with police. The mother says her baby slipped out of the house when she stepped away for 10 minutes, according to NBC.

"I just want everyone to know that we're not bad parents. We have four children and they're all loved and well taken care of," she said.

Both parents expressed gratitude to Collins for rescuing their child. He says he's been working on doing the right thing.

I did 10 years in the federal institution for manufacturing cocaine, and while I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change."

Fortunately, the 1-year-old only sustained very minor injuries. The father was charged with child cruelty, reckless conduct, and obstruction. There is no word yet on whether the mother will be charged, as well.

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bullmesht June 19 2014 at 7:40 AM

Now what did being an ex-con have to do with it? He did a good thing. Leave his past go.

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defiant128 June 19 2014 at 7:16 AM

Thank you, Mr Collins, good for you!

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mikelookup June 19 2014 at 8:50 AM

AOL, don't act so surprised that someone with a criminal past can do good. Not all ex-felons are psychopathic, unfeeling people. I get the feeling that if the man had not been an ex-con this would never have made the news!

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flyboy6941 mikelookup June 19 2014 at 10:33 PM

So it must be common for a 15 month old to crawl to a highway...really???

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feartheswans flyboy6941 July 13 2014 at 11:45 AM

Kids wander away all the time. It may have been reported in the local news with a brief mention of Collin's name, but AOL wouldn't have looked at it without the Ex-felon part.

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rwitchwoman63 June 19 2014 at 8:41 AM

Good for him, he sounds like a real stand up guy....I wish you luck with your new life!!!!

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Pastor Ric June 19 2014 at 8:35 AM

A nice, feel-good story of redemption and world's weak-minded have to spin and twist it into something anti-God, anti-Obama (when he wasn't even mentioned anywhere in the article), and take the joy out something so uplifting. When did American society become so sick in the head that it finds it impossible to be happy about anything?

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Ms. Corrine Pastor Ric June 19 2014 at 4:53 PM

All this hate and victrol happened when America elected a half black man.

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phantastic1 Ms. Corrine June 19 2014 at 5:14 PM

Your comment is ignorant and immature. Take your racist attitude somewhere else, moron.

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kingofswords72 Ms. Corrine June 19 2014 at 8:22 PM

I didn't know a victrol was even used anymore I thought record players were outdated. No actually all this hate a vitriol happened when man came on the scene many eons ago.

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donahuepapad123 Pastor Ric June 19 2014 at 11:30 PM

Pastor Ric , american society hasnt become so sick , ??? some of the people have (lost thier way) developed a sinical way of thinking , but not the majority . i look around every day and see many good things being said or done by good people , loving and careing people , if all we look for is the bad and negative ? thats what is going to stand out , ..... but if we look and listen for the good stuff , it will show its self in abundance ,... ! PEACE AND SERENITY TO YOU ALL .....

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MyOtherCoat June 19 2014 at 9:15 AM

Ah, no. They are NOT good parents. In fact, between dad's scuffling with the cops and mom's stepping away, they could use a few parenting lessons.

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vivnmc June 19 2014 at 6:39 AM

Great!! God is good

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BARRY AND KATHY vivnmc June 19 2014 at 7:53 AM

God apparently wasn't paying attention when the child got out of the house. Don't make stupid coments.

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katgal1232 vivnmc June 19 2014 at 8:11 AM

No Bryant is.

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Bernie katgal1232 June 19 2014 at 9:41 AM

I think you just made it three

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chrimini3 June 19 2014 at 10:44 AM

Great job Mr. Collins! Keep up the good work.

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aatomicpunk June 19 2014 at 7:53 AM

Why do they have to point out that the guy is an ex-con?

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Alice June 19 2014 at 7:50 AM

Correction: "fall down and embankment"-- "and" should be "an."

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